PA-based company to expand manufacturer’s production capabilities through equipment integration, structural, mechanical, and electrical enhancements
McMURRAY, PA / NEPHI, UT (May 17, 2022) – HFT, a leading EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor to the global glass industry, has been contracted to upgrade Owens Corning’s approximately 300,000-square-foot fiberglass production plant in Nephi, UT. The focus of the project is to expand the plant’s capabilities to be able to produce a broader range of fiberglass building insulation in the future, and will include modernizations and upgrades throughout the production line. Work is to be completed in the first half of 2023.
HFT’s work on the Nephi facility will include furnace, forming, civil/foundations, buildings, offices and utilities, as well as relocation of production equipment from another Owens Corning facility to the Nephi site. In addition to equipment integration, the project will include structural, mechanical, electrical, and building upgrades.
This project highlights HFT’s capabilities to execute complex, multi-discipline projects as a single-source solution. Bringing expertise in not only the fiberglass process line, but also the site/civil, buildings and MEP, HFT will provide a single-source fully integrated project solution, reducing risk and increasing project efficiency.
“This partnership with a company of Owens Corning’s stature highlights the quality of work HFT is known for throughout the industries we serve,” says HFT President and CEO Mark Piedmonte. “The range of plant upgrades we’re undertaking is broad. When we finish, Owens Corning’s production capabilities at the site will be significantly expanded and modernized.”
Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader headquartered in Toledo, OH. With 20,000 employees in 33 countries, the company’s three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions.
HFT is a world-leading, design-build EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor focused on delivering reliable and transparent single-source project solutions from greenfield new-build facilities to operational support and maintenance. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA – and with regional offices in the UK, China, the Philippines, Singapore, and St. Croix – HFT employs engineering and construction professionals and craftsmen around the world. The company has design-built 300+ production lines throughout 47 countries. Additional details are available by visiting www.hft.com.
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